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Hedge fund calls for break up of Agrium

1:04 PM MDT | October 4, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

Hedge fund Jana Partners (New York) has urged Agrium management to split off its retail segment. Jana co-founder Barry Rosenstein made the comments at the New York Value Investing Congress meeting earlier this week. “By pairing retail, which is a stable agricultural distribution business, with wholesale, which is a volatile, commodity-linked fertilizer business, Agrium has obscured retail’s true value while generating no meaningful synergies from this combination,” Jana says....

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Comments (1) for Hedge fund calls for break up of Agrium
The Integrated model always works, not only it cross compensate the value chain , it offers the value to customer - the continuity , the comfort of purchase , avoidance of middle man etc . the emerging markets strategy like this get immense success as the latent need for the customers ( the farmers) are addressed. many corporates like Syngenta , Bayer , Makhetisn Agan has started realising the benefits of INTEGRATED value chain ... it make sense for AGRIUM to accomodate even more "Agri items" in their offer
Posted by AJAY GOHIL on Thursday, October 4, 2012 @ 10:31 PM

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